An authentic, competitively priced parts option. Mercedes-Benz StarParts.
As a Mercedes-Benz gets older and its mileage increases, owners often place different demands on parts and service. So we've developed StarParts, a price-friendly parts line for vehicles 5 years and older that can offer a greater margin opportunity per part.
What are the benefits of using Mercedes-Benz StarParts?
- Provides another parts option for price-sensitive customers
- Are backed by a warranty that matches the Genuine Part
- Offers authentic parts that fit your needs and your customers' budget
Filling a valuable need in the competitive parts market.
Since StarParts are age and model specific, they can reach a segment of Mercedes-Benz owners that has been previously underserved, and provide a third option for you alongside Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts and Remanufactured Parts.
Mercedes-Benz StarParts are the parts you use the most.
Built to exacting standards in terms of fit, quality and functionality, StarParts feature common maintenance/wear and tear parts. Here's why each part is a more price-friendly option for you:
Switching production to different or less frequented assembly lines, and the use of alternative, partial coating instead of zinc dust
Combining multiple brake pad versions into one pad for older vehicles that guarantees precise fit and function
New synthetic filtering material layered throughout allows filtering performance without reducing quality
Engine Air Filters
Higher tolerances in some measures led to higher output during production and tooling lifetime
Production has been relocated to after-market and more production sites added to help reduce logistics costs
Using ceramic elements with different composition and density, insulation capability, and internal resistance of older engines
New adapter clips enable one set of wipers to be used across different models, increasing production volume and lowering costs
StarParts are made for a wide range of models.
Geared toward high-volume model series, StarParts are available for the following vehicles:
- C-Class (W/S203, W204)
- CLS (C219, W218)
- E-Class (W/S211, W212, C/A207)
- GL (X164)
- GLK (X204)
- ML (W164)
- R-Class (W251)
- SLK (R171)
As model lines age, more model series will be added on a regular basis.
Mercedes-Benz StarParts Parts List
The following is a list of all the StarParts currently available. Click to expand. Contact your local Mercedes-Benz dealership to order or learn more.
Mercedes-Benz StarParts Frequently Asked Questions.
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- Brake Discs - Switching production to different or less frequented assembly lines, and the use of alternative, partial coating instead of zinc dust
- Oil Filters - Production has been relocated to after-market and more production sites added to help reduce logistics costs
- Brake Pads - Combining multiple brake pad versions into one pad for older vehicles that guarantees precise fit and function
- Spark Plugs - Using ceramic elements with different composition and density, insulation capability, and internal resistance of older engines
- Cabin Filters - New synthetic filtering material layered throughout allows filtering performance without reducing quality
- Wiper Blades - New adapter clips enable one set of wipers to be used across different models, increasing production volume and lowering costs
Why is Mercedes-Benz offering a second parts line?
Specifically developed for Mercedes-Benz vehicles 5 years and older, StarParts is a high quality, price-friendly option for your shop. It creates an alternative in the fiercely competitive maintenance/wear and tear segment, and can help you secure long term loyalty with your customers.
What are the advantages of Mercedes-Benz StarParts?
Meeting the needs of an underserved, yet valuable, group of Mercedes-Benz owners, StarParts can provide another parts option for your price-sensitive customers. Plus, they are backed by a warranty that matches the Genuine Part.
Why are Mercedes-Benz StarParts available only for vehicles 5 years and older?
With rising vehicle age and increased mileage, different demands are placed on a Mercedes-Benz and its corresponding service. Since these older vehicles are now out of production, we can create part efficiencies by using alternative materials, reducing specific functions and standardizing certain variants—all without sacrificing quality and fit. In the end, these three factors allow for cost savings that can be passed on to you and your customers.
Which parts are offered?
The current range includes the most common maintenance/wear and tear parts, and therefore covers the main service events, such as a routine inspection or change of brakes. The following seven product groups are currently available: Brake Discs, Brake Pads, Cabin Filters, Engine Air Filters, Oil Filters, Spark Plugs, and Wiper Blades. The Mercedes-Benz StarParts product range will be constantly expanded, so your customers can profit from a wider product offering.
For which model series are Mercedes-Benz StarParts available?
StarParts are available for selected model series 5 years and older. • C-Class • CLS • E-Class • GL • GLK • ML • R-Class • SLK
As model lines age, more model series will be added on a regular basis.
What is the difference between Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts and Mercedes-Benz StarParts?
StarParts are designed in a certified development and approval process as new specified and cost optimized parts. What generally differentiates StarParts from Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts are the use of alternative materials, a reduction of additional functions, and the targeted standardization of variants.
What is the difference between Genuine Mercedes-Benz Remanufactured Parts and Mercedes-Benz StarParts?
Genuine Mercedes-Benz Remanufactured Parts has a different parts range from StarParts. Genuine Mercedes-Benz Remanufactured Parts offers customers major assemblies, and mechanical or electronic components (such as turbochargers, alternators, or engines). On the other hand, the StarParts range consists of common maintenance/wear and tear parts, and has been specially developed for the requirements of Mercedes-Benz vehicles 5 years and older.
Are Mercedes-Benz StarParts as safe as Genuine Mercedes-Benz Parts?
Yes. StarParts have been developed, tested, and approved by Mercedes-Benz for high functionality and fit accuracy. They meet our strict quality and safety standards, which far exceed the legal requirements.
Where are Mercedes-Benz StarParts positioned in relation to the competition?
StarParts is Mercedes-Benz's second parts line. It provides a competitively priced alternative in the market for common maintenance/wear and tear items. As always, you can trust the comprehensive product knowledge and extensive experience of Mercedes-Benz.
Why can Mercedes-Benz StarParts be offered at a lower price?
StarParts are newly developed parts with modifications matched to the age of the vehicle and its current market value. Since StarParts are geared toward high-volume model series and use targeted standardized variants, larger quantities can be purchased and cost optimization achieved. Further cost benefits result from the use of new production techniques and the eliminations of some add-on features, as well as the use of alternative materials.
How can Mercedes-Benz StarParts be ordered?
StarParts can be ordered easily through your Mercedes-Benz dealership. For ease of identification, StarParts will be marked with the suffix “90” and “95” at the end of the part number.
*Only covers Mercedes-Benz StarParts originally purchased from an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership. There is additional reimbursement for labor for the repair or replacement of parts that were originally sold over the counter if the subsequent repair is performed at an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer.